You can put your house on this clash between offensively limited Hull City and unglamorous Cardiff City not being the first match on Match of The Day on Saturday evening.
However, it’s these types of predictably boring encounters that are music to the ears of savvy punters.
Many shrewd cookies will be lumping on the 7/4 available on the game producing under 1.5 goals, which looks a bet dripping in value.
In their Championship campaign Hull City’s game plan at home against the league’s most dangerous teams was to suffocate the creative life out of their opponents.
Rarely did they entertain.
Rarely did they concede goals – only 22 goals in 23 games to be precise.
It’s how manager Steve Bruce has got the reputation of being a manager who bases his philosophies on negative defensive play.
In games at the KC Stadium against the teams that finished in the top-six (Cardiff, Watford, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester City), punters that backed the under 1.5 goal line would have been punching a profit on four occasions.
The only match to produce more than one goal was their final day 2-2 clash against Cardiff.
However, it’s easy to write that goal bonanza off as Cardiff had already achieved promotion and Hull changed their tactics, in order to get a positive result.
Negative normality should resume for this latest clash.
Both teams have adapted well to life in the Premier League thus far.
The Tigers may have scored only one goal in their three matches, but a home win against Norwich City (a game that also produced under 1.5 goals) and two solid showings against Chelsea and Manchester City will have pleasantly surprised the Humberside faithful.
They have been well backed to register their second home win of the season at 13/10.
Cardiff, who are 21/10 for victory, have secured four points from their opening three matches, including a spectacular 3-2 win over Man City.
Spectacular scenes won’t be on the menu here though.